2017 Estate Riesling

2017 Estate Riesling

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Seville Estate 2017 Riesling

 Winemakers Comments:

The 2017 Vintage was a benchmark year for Seville Estate. A mild to warm season produced wines of exceptional flavour and balance. A cool and wet spring delayed budburst and flowering which consequently delayed harvest. Conditions over summer and leading into harvest were perfect with little days over 35 degrees. The vintage was spread out and each batch of wine got the care and attention it deserved in the winery. I feel 2017 will go down as one of the best vintages of Seville Estate.                   

Harvest date: 25/03/2017

Baume: 11.6 bè

pH: 3.19

TA: 6.6

Soil: deep red volcanic / basalt

Elevation: 200m

Aspect: East

Clone: Unknown

Yields tons/acres: 2.4

Vinification:

The Riesling was whole bunch pressed to tank then a light racking directly to older 500litre barrels and fermented using 100% wild yeast. Older (neutral) barrels are used to gain a ‘barrel ferment’ character while not introducing new oak flavours and tannins. The wine was then aged on lees for 10 months, racked, clarified and bottled

Tasting Notes: 

A pale straw yellow colour with a clear hue. The wine shows delicate white peach fruits with cinnamon spice and a creamy lime lees complexity. The palate is pure and fine with great balance of acidity, phenolics and fruit weight. Lime sorbet-like acidity gives freshness and crunch. Brioche like lees characters integrate well with perfumed white flowers, melon fruits and sweet spice. The wine is designed for long cellaring with a potential for up to 10 years. Drink 2019-2028

 Wine Analysis:

Production: 180 dozen

Alcohol: 12.4%            

Ph: 3.19                 

Acidity: 6.6 g/L